Gun Nails

Update on the gun nailing of tie–down connectors

Grouping of gun nails

You may have recently received a blog from QBCC regarding the inappropriate use of gun nails in framing anchors and straps.

QBCC received a great deal of response from industry practitioners and associations.

To provide further detail and clarity about the QBCC’s requirements, the QBCC convened a forum on 16 December 2015 consisting of leading connector manufacturers (MiTek, Multinail, Pryda), truss suppliers, Building Certifiers and industry associations such as the Housing Industry Association, Master Builders Association and Timber Queensland.

Gun nailing of framing anchors and straps

Gun nail fixings

The QBCC has recently investigated a number of complaints and issues about the inappropriate use of gun nails used to secure framing anchors and the like.

Over a number of years our industry appears to have gravitated away from hand-driving the special purpose connector nails supplied by bracket manufacturers, and tradesmen are instead securing these brackets using power-driven fasteners, such as gun nailing.